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Christie’s to auction Princess Margaret’s jewels

Princess-MargaretChristie’s will hold a sale of jewelry and works of art from the Collection of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, in London on June 13 to 14. More than 800 items will be featured, with estimates ranging from $174 to $872,000. The sale will include an antique diamond riviere accompanied by three handwritten notes naming the necklace after a previous owner as the ‘Lady Mount Stephen,’ which was given to the princess by her grandmother, Queen Mary.
Another highlight is a five-row art deco pearl and diamond necklace and a marquise cut diamond ring of 5.17 carats.
The “Poltimore Tiara” which was originally created by Garrards in the 1870’s for Florence, Lady Poltimore, the wife of the second Baron Poltimore is up for auction. The princess wore it on her wedding day and prior to the wedding, she wore it in its alternative form as a diamond fringe necklace and scroll brooches.
She was the party loving Princess – who was the centre of a glittering social scene in her youth.
Now a treasure trove of jewellery owned by the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret is expected to raise millons of pounds when it goes under the hammer at auction.
The collection, which includes the diamond tiara she wore to her wedding and a valuable Faberge clock, is apparently being sold by her family to pay death duties.
See the collection on movie